suss (out)

suss (out)
Verb. To work something out, to understand, to ascertain, to discover. E.g."The manager sussed him out and had security watch him. They eventually caught him stuffing an unpaid for item under his coat."

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • suss out —    If you suss out something, such as a problem or a situation, you examine it and manage to understand it.     Ask Jack to explain he s got it all sussed out! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • suss out — verb a) To come to understand (a person). Weve sussed him out mdash; he only drinks on Fridays and only in that bar in town. b) To manage to work (something) out, to determine (something). Weve sussed out how to open the lock …   Wiktionary

  • Suss out — investigate, attempt to understand something …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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  • Suss. — «suhs», transitive verb. British Slang. Usually, suss out. to figure out: »Do not, please, tell me…that youth susses things out for itself (Anthony Burgess). Then there are those people who reckon they have got you all sussed out (Listener).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • suss — Brit. informal ► VERB (sussed, sussing) 1) (often suss out) realize or understand the true character or nature of. 2) (sussed) clever and well informed. ► NOUN ▪ knowledge or awareness of a specified kind: business suss …   English terms dictionary

  • suss — [[t]sʌ̱s[/t]] susses, sussing, sussed VERB If you suss a person or situation, you realize or work out what their real character or nature is. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V n] I think I ve sussed the reason for it... [V that] The women began to suss that… …   English dictionary

  • suss — I. adj British suspect or suspicious ► I thought it was a bit suss when they offered it to me for nothing. II. n British 1. knowhow , savvy . A usage in currency since the 1970s, based on suss (out). ► I wouldn t worry about her, she s got a lot… …   Contemporary slang

  • suss — I. /sʌs / (say sus) Colloquial –adjective 1. suspect; dubious; unreliable: her story sounded pretty suss to me. 2. suspicious: to be suss about the offer. –verb (i) 3. to realise: to suss that you are not welcome. –phrase 4. suss out, to… …  

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